Introduction and summary
We recognize that privacy is extremely important to all visitors to our website. We do not share any individual information with anybody without your permission.
We use Slimstat as a tool to get information on how our website is used. We will not hand over individual data to anybody else and any privacy breaches we will disclose as soon as possible. Last but not least, on community.e.foundation we run the open source Discourse software. This platform is meant for home users and home user questions!
To be added: Our website embeds content, like YouTube videos, captchas and others. We don’t share any of your data with the parties behind them, however, they can gather some information when you watch a video or click the captcha.
Please note that e.foundation/blog aggregates content from media, blogs and other sources and we can not be held responsible for their opinions or content.
Our software, be it our partner’s servers, Nextcloud or on their Android apps, do not sent any user data to us.
We can not take any responsibility for third-party apps and the data they store or sent about users. We do have a policy in our app store against abusing private data and any app that is found to be in violation is removed and its author banned. However, we do not have the ability to check all code of all third party applications and thus we recommend you are careful when installing third party apps.
If you see any problems, please report it to email@example.com
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
Like most websites, e.foundation collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, operating system, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. e.foundation’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how e.foundation’s visitors use its website. From time to time, e.foundation may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
e.foundation also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. e.foundation does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information to third parties unless legally obliged to do so.
We honour the do-not-track directive. e.foundation won’t track anything if this is enabled.
When registering or submitting a form on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details. See below on what happens with that data.
When do we collect information?
On our website:
We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, make a donation, interact with us on social media, submit a job or an internship application, or enter information on our site.
e.foundation allows you to make a donation. This transaction is processed by third parties, and not e.foundation.
e.foundation does not receive any financial information, which is transmitted from you to our third party vendors for processing. The name of the third party will be displayed at the time of the transaction.
Our apps only communicate with your “own” /e/ server (through our partner Nextcould) and do not sent any data to us. The Play Store version equal to or newer than 1.5.0 for Nextcloud supports push notifications which use the Google servers. However Google does not have access to the actual notification data. Only a header with a subject is sent via Google, but in encrypted form, and the rest of the content is retrieved directly from your Nextcloud server and not sent through Google.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
To improve our website in order to better serve you.
To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
How do we protect visitor information?
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order and enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We do not use third-party services (like Google Analytics) that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer or firefox) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies settings.
If you disable cookies, some minor features might be disabled.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Think aggregated statistics (number of website visitors in a particular month) or trends (“we see an increase in the number of visitors from Asia”).
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
According to the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Users are able to change their personal information:
By emailing us
By calling us
How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
We do not allow or employ third-party behavioral tracking. Our website features no third party ads or tracking tools.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, should a data breach occur we will notify the users via email within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a US federal law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:
NOT use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from correspondence by that tool. Note that you have to unsubscribe separately from our newsletter and our marketing automation tool.
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